Andradite (Var: Demantoid)
Soghan, Baft District, Kerman Province, Iran
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
Deep-green to emerald-green, this translucent crystal of Andradite (var: Demantoid) is 2.2 cm long. It is superb for the locality, from Charlie Key's choice collection of worldwide thumbnails. This euhedral crystal has well-formed, complex faces, and is a very good example of a Demantoid Garnet thumbnail from Iran. The intensity of the emerald-green portions of the crystal is quite eye-catching, and nearly unique for this locality. This is quite large for a single crystal from here, in good condition.